Bottom 25 college football rankings: We have a new No. 1 team in the country
Anybody can rank the best college football teams, only we rank the worst each week
I can't believe everybody is so hyper-focused on all the changes in the top 25 polls when there are major shakeups in this week's Bottom 25. While the entire world was sitting there gasping at teams like Clemson and Washington losing, they were failing to notice we have a new No. 1 team in the Bottom 25.
That's right, Georgia Southern has been toppled.
Who has taken its spot? You'll find out soon enough, but first here's a quick reminder how the Bottom 25 works ().
- My opinion plays no factor in the rankings
- There is true equality to start the season as math doesn't play favorites
- Wins and losses mean more than anything
- The formula is in no way predictive; it's a meritocracy
- I won't share the formula
|25. Miami (OH)||2-5||The good news for the RedHawks is that they started 0-6 last season, but managed to get to 6-6 and go bowling. Still, it's not a smart formula to try and replicate. (Last week: Not ranked)|
|24. Idaho||2-4||Idaho jumped out to a 20-0 lead over Appalachian State and then lost 23-20. This is its reward. (NR)|
|23. Pittsburgh||2-5||Pitt decided it needed some space and left us for a while, but we knew it would be back. It loves us too much. (NR)|
|22. Cincinnati||2-5||The good news for Cincinnati is that it got UCF and USF out of the way. (NR)|
|21. Ball State||2-4||Ball State had the week off, giving it time to practice for its first touchdown in MAC play this season. (23)|
|20. Connecticut||2-4||The Huskies go tumbling in the rankings after picking up a 28-24 win over Temple. (11)|
|19. Old Dominion||2-4||The Monarchs have lost four straight by an average of 32.5 points. (NR)|
|18. North Carolina||1-6||Fellow CBS Sports college football writer Chip Patterson is a North Carolina alum, so we'll take his word for it when he says "North Carolina sucks." (22)|
|17. Kent State||2-5||Kent State introduced Miami (OH) to the Bottom 25 this week with a 17-14 win. (8)|
|16. Nevada||1-6||The Wolf Pack hung with Colorado State all night, but fell short in a 44-42 loss. (17)|
|15. Missouri||1-5||Hey, that first half was kind of promising I guess? (16)|
|14. Coastal Carolina||1-5||The Chanticleers have entered the most rigorous portion of their schedule. Things could get worse. (18)|
|13. BYU||1-6||BYU has games left against East Carolina, San Jose State and UMass. Is there a win there? (15)|
|12. Rice||1-5||The Owls had the week off. (10)|
|11. Bowling Green||1-6||I'm just going to say it: Bowling Green will win at least one more game this season. Maybe two. (12)|
|10. Oregon State||1-6||Having your coach decide he'd rather give up millions of dollars than coach you has to mess with your self-esteem, doesn't it? (14)|
|9. East Carolina||1-6||I can't even describe how much I'm looking forward to East Carolina and BYU this Saturday. (9)|
|8. Kansas||1-5||Iowa State used to be the game Kansas fans saw on the schedule and said: "we might win that." Now Iowa State's the team that beats Kansas 45-0. (13)|
|7. San Jose State||1-7||Hey, at least they got the trip to Hawaii. (7)|
|6. Massachusetts||0-6||The Minutemen have had two weeks off to prepare for a huge game. (5)|
|5. Texas State||1-6||Our defending champs lost to Louisiana, and now get a bye week to prepare for a big showdown with Coastal Carolina. (6)|
|4. Baylor||0-6||I have Nov. 4 circled on the calendar because that's when Baylor plays Kansas. (4)|
|3. Charlotte||0-7||It was sweet of Charlotte to help Western Kentucky look like the Western Kentucky of old. (3)|
|2. Georgia Southern||0-5||Georgia Southern can't feel sorry about dropping from No. 1 because it has to prepare for UMass in The Bottom 25 Game of the Century of the Week. (1)|
|1. UTEP||0-7||Georgia Southern hanging with New Mexico State combined with the Miners being shutout 24-0 by Southern Miss led to the two swapping spots this week. (2)|
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